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the Bone Show by dogmadic the Bone Show by dogmadic
Sedlec is a suburb to Kutna Hora, a town in south Bohemia that once flourished due to its mined silver reserve. It is about an hour’s travel from Prague and is famous for the All Saints ossuary which contains the bones of over 40,000 people. In the 14th century, the Black Death spread the bubonic plague across Europe and 30,000 bodies all wanted a resting place within the sacred church grounds. In 1870 Frantisek Rint, a wood carver and artist was employed by the Schwarzenberg family to imaginatively compose the bones into works of art; amongst his creations are the Schwarzenberg family’s coat of arms, and a chandelier containing every bone in the human body.

Sedlec, CZ Republic Jan.2008
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Radisus Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009
I love this style of sculpturing, but have to say WTF does the kid there :D
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baba49 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:wave: I feature this photo in my new journal

[link] If you have any objections, please let me

know and I will remove it. Thank you! :bow:
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FrodoPrime Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks for all the historical data - it gives the image the context that is needed
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brentonbostwick Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009
hows it going man, i came upon the ossuary while travelling about 12 years ago and remember it vividly. in fact i know realize it had a profound visual impact on me and has translated recently into my sculptures. nice photo
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ENDarkArt Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008  Professional Photographer
really amazing :wow:
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Dolly-Belladonna Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Its beautiful and eerie ^^
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dogmadic Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
Thanks very much! :blackrose:
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Dolly-Belladonna Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Very much welcome doll ^^ :hug:
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kingofnowhere Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2008
Almost seems like a surreal painting, doesn't it?
I wish sooo much that I had visited this place when I was in Prague -- but my family seemed, for some incomprehensible reason, to find it a little macabre.
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dogmadic Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008
Yes it was surely one of the strangest places I'd been to there. It took some convincing to get my friend to go there with me but he was glad he did afterwards. I've got a few more images from there that I'm going to upload. :)
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Ablackwind Featured By Owner May 7, 2008
I have seen this on the History channel, how fortunate you are to visit these wonderful places of interest and beauty and share your photos with us. Thank you. :hug:
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dogmadic Featured By Owner May 8, 2008
It is my pleasure (and good luck) to do so. And it is more so when someone enjoys seeing them. Thanks :hug:
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Ablackwind Featured By Owner May 8, 2008
Thank you :hug: I look forward to seeing more of your excellent photography. have a nice day. :rose:
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dogmadic Featured By Owner May 10, 2008
You too :blowkiss:
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Fairykist Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Only JUST heard of this fantastic church !
i wanna goooooo.
Love this photo
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dogmadic Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008
Thanks very much! Yes it's a very strange and eerie place...if you can go you should. I's like to go back because too many of the pictures came out blurry...low light, no tripod etc.
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cdn1 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008
...all in good taste of course. I always knew Vincent Price was a closet interior decorator.
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PUnkpsycho Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008
i saw this in a magazine, its creepy but awesome what he did,
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dogmadic Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2008
It was really creepy, especially knowing most of the skeletal remains were from people who had died of the plague in the middle ages. I think I was trying not to breath too deeply lol.
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PUnkpsycho Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2008
hahahahhahaha yeah you might catch it and start a new epidemic plague, but it looks great to go, you should come here, there are many great places to visit, like from prehispanic times, mayan places, and alot more.
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dogmadic Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008
Yes I've always wanted to visit central america....el Salvador and Costa Rica for sure. I've only been as far south as the Yucatan tho.
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PUnkpsycho Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008
yeah i think you should visit, el salvador, costa rica and honduras, those are the best places.
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djberry Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008   Photographer
Macabre art..cool.
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dogmadic Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008
Thanks much for the fave :)
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acatnamedfrank Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008
WOW - amazing! :wow:Thanks for the info; I'd never heard of this. Now I have to go look it up and read more about it!
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dogmadic Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008
Thanks for the fave on it. Yes...the place has a very interesting history. Hope you enjoy it.
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